HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • HSE to prosecute film company after Star Wars incident

    11 Feb 2016, 2:00 pm
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed Foodles Production (UK) Ltd that it will be prosecuted over an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was seriously injured during the filming of Star Wars: The Forces Awakens.
  • Manufacturing company and director fined for safety failings

    11 Feb 2016, 12:50 pm
    A manufacturing company based in Shrewsbury and its director have been fined after an empty 45 gallon steel drum once containing flammable liquid caught fire and exploded when being cut in half.
  • Scaffolding firm in court after worker’s roof fall

    11 Feb 2016, 12:20 pm
    Hemel Hempstead Scaffolding Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell from the roof of a barn.
  • Joint HSE/HMRC webinar to help growing businesses – 8 March 2016

    11 Feb 2016, 10:30 am
    As your business starts to grow or you take on more employees, you’ll face new issues and concerns. The Health and Safety Executive and HMRC are working together to deliver a live webinar about the typical situations you are likely to face. Join us on ...
  • Practical management of LEV controls – Buxton, 10 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 4:00 pm
    The course will demonstrate how to successfully manage LEV systems in order to get effective, efficient, and reliable control of contaminants at least cost. This course is a BOHS approved course.
  • ‘Stop and think again’ – If you think construction is not your business – Harrogate, 9 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:50 pm
    This free half-day event is being organised by Harrogate & District Health and Safety Forum, a partnership between local businesses, HSE and Harrogate Borough Council. The event aims to inform businesses about how the requirements of the CDM ...
  • Stair assessment – Buxton, 9 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:40 pm
    Course will help you understand the design features of stairs which can give rise to a risk of falling, and identify simple remedial improvements to reduce the likelihood of a fall.
  • WWT free event ‘Good health is good business’ – Shrewsbury, 9 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:30 pm
    Free working well together half-day event to raise awareness of construction related health problems and to give practical advice on how to control and avoid the risks.
  • The application of CLP and aggregation in the COMAH 2015 Regulations – Buxton, 9 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:20 pm
    This course will give an overview of the requirements of the new regulations and the potential changes in scope brought about by the CLP classifications.
  • Slips and trips – falls prevention – Buxton, 8 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:10 pm
    The course is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls.
  • COMAH: Compliance for lower-tier establishments – Buxton, 8 March 2016

    10 Feb 2016, 3:05 pm
    This course is suitable for managers/supervisors of new lower-tier COMAH establishments, those moving into managerial roles at existing establishments and those wanting to refresh their understanding of COMAH.
  • Case 389 – Tequila shot salt and lemon ban

    10 Feb 2016, 3:00 pm
    Bar manager refused to serve salt and lemon with tequila shots to customers in a club due to health and safety.
  • Firm fined after operator injured in “Binder” press

    9 Feb 2016, 10:15 am
    An Oxford based company who supply heating equipment has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his fingers in a hydraulic press.
  • Company fined for safety failings when dealing with asbestos at a school

    9 Feb 2016, 10:00 am
    An Oxford based company has been fined after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school.
  • Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

    8 Feb 2016, 3:45 pm
    One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger.